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The ultimate embroidery machine for your business

The Halo-1501 Pro is the perfect choice for the embroidery business entrepreneur. Featuring smooth quiet performance, the 1501 Pro is packed with easy-to-use features and a massive 600mm x 400mm embroidery area.

Built on a premium, high-spec alloy chassis with attractive and removable external styling, this Halo model is lighter and easier to maneuver than other similar-size machines. Plus, the removable covers allow for easy servicing and maintenance by the owner – a real cost saving.

With 15 needles and an easy-to-use large 10” touch screen, you’ll be surprised at just how user-friendly a genuine commercial embroidery machine can be. You’ll be even more surprised at just how affordable the Halo-1501 Pro is to own. Check out these features and see for yourself.

Halo-1501 Pro

Embroider like a pro with easy-to-use features

Free-arm, tubular embroidery machine

The tubular or free-arm machine design is the most versatile style of embroidery machine and allows you to hoop and embroider a huge range of items with ease, usually without the need to unpick seams. It opens a world of opportunity and even includes the professional cap frame system as standard.

Halo-1501 Pro Free Arm Tubular Machine

Halo-100 Automatic 15 needles

Automatic 15 needles

15 needle automation means you don’t have to babysit your machine to change thread colours. The intelligent control panel will automatically select and move the needle head to the next colour, and start stitching without your input. Repeat colours are also automatically selected and forced colour stops for applique, badges and in the hoop embroidery projects are easily set.


Large 400mm x 600mm embroidery area

A large embroidery area provides greater flexibility and is ideal for creating bespoke embroidered fabric, badges and patches, quilt blocks, wall hangings and home décor items. The included large sash/badge frame has a embroidery area of 600mm x 400mm without the need to re-hoop the fabric.

Halo-1501 Large 400mm x 6020mm embroidery area

Halo-1501 solid mobile steel stand

Solid mobile steel stand included

Featuring heavy duty lockable castors, this high quality all steel mobile stand offers great mobility and vibration free operation and is supplied as standard with the Halo-1501 Pro.

10” Colour Touch Screen with user-friendly controls

Easy to use and packed with features is the best way to describe the advanced 10” LCD colour touch screen and it's the perfect command centre for your embroidery production. Industry-standard DST format designs are loaded via a simple no-fuss USB port. Plus the Halo-1501 Pro is capable of storing over one hundred million stitches with a huge 4 million stitch limit on individual designs. The selectable hoop option allows you to visually see exactly where your design will stitch in reference to the hoop which greatly aids design placement.

Halo-1501 7inch Colour Touch Screen

Halo-1501 Built-in Fonts

Built-in Fonts

Supplied with 5 built-in scalable fonts, you can create text and monograms up to 100mm high without the need for additional software. Ideal for quick name or business personalization requirements.

Real time stitch simulator

Track your designs on-screen and preview your embroidery stitch-out progress, which is also invaluable when jogging forward or backward through the design.

Halo-1501 Stitch Simulator

Halo-1501 LED lighting bright workspace

Bright LED lighting

Illuminate your work area with the flexible LED lighting feature. View your projects and aid the needle threading process with a clear bright workspace so you can see every detail.

Customizable Thread Colour palette

Assign thread colours on-screen to similarly match the actual colours on the machine. This makes setting the design colour selection and sequencing a breeze.

Halo-1501 Customisable Thread Colour Palette

Halo-1501 Automatic Thread Break Detection

Automatic thread break detection spinners

Thread breaks happen from time to time but the Halo will reliably and quickly detect a thread break and automatically backtrack up to 9 stitches prior to rethreading the needle to ensure perfect resumption of stitching. Additional backtracking is easily accessible when required.

Included hoops & cap frames

The Halo-1501 Pro is supplied with a set of each of the most popular hoop sizes. These include:

  • 90mm round (2)
  • 120mm round (2)
  • 150mm round (2)
  • 190mm round (2)
  • 300mm x 300mm (1)
  • 580mm x 360mm (1)
  • Cap frame kit (includes driver set, cap station, and 2 x cap frames)

Round hoops provide superior fabric-holding capabilities and cap frames are a fantastic tool to have handy for embroidering on caps and expanding your project range. These hoop sets are a standard inclusion with the machine.

Halo-1501 Hoop and Cap Frame Sets

Halo-1501 LED Laser Light Positioning System

LED laser light positioning system

The built-in LED laser pointer shows the position of the needle drop point and makes for easy design placement and tracing.

Thread tension adjustment

Adjust each thread tension individually using the dials on the top of the machine to achieve smooth, quality stitches.

Halo-1501 Detection system for thread breaks

Halo-1501 Independent Bobbin Winder

Independent bobbin winder included

Wind bobbins independently using a fast commercial style bobbin winding unit. It features an adjustable auto stop function to prevent over winding.

Adjustable Take Up Check Spring

The thread take-up check spring is integral to a well-balanced stitch which can vary depending on the type of thread you use, such as metallic or even the different weights of a conventional embroidery thread.

Halo-1501 Adjustable Take Up Check Spring

Halo-1501 Automatic Thread Trimming & Jump Stitch Detection

Automatic Thread Trimming & Jump Stitch Detection

Thread trimming is a must-have on any embroidery machine but combined with jump stitch detection which will tie off and trim those unwanted jump stitches, you’ll have virtually no unsightly threads to unpick or remove when the design is completed.

Self-Lubricating System

The Halo features a wick feed oil system to keep the needle bar mechanisms running smoothly without requiring regular oiling by the user.

Halo-1501 Self-lubricating System

Halo-1501 Fast 1000 Stitches Per Minute

Fast 1200 stitches per minute

The Halo is fast with an industrial grade servo motor to handle a genuine speed of 1200 stitches per minute. The heavy-duty step motors that drive the embroidery frame ensure precise accuracy regardless of the item being embroidered.

USB connectivity

The machine features a USB port, making it easy to transfer patterns and designs. Uses industry-standard DST format.

Halo-1501 USB Connectivity

Halo-1501 Maintenance Tool Kit Included

Maintenance tool kit included

Maintaining your embroidery machine is important and the Halo is supplied with a quality tool kit to keep your machine up to scratch.

Wide Table Support Platform included

The included support platform is required when using the 600mm x 400mm sash frame and is also a huge benefit when embroidering heavy items like bathrobes and large towels. It helps prevent the possibility of the item popping out of the hoop while stitching.

Halo-1501 Wide Table Support Platform

Halo-1501 15 Thread Holders

Easy hassle free thread stand

15 needles means 15 threads and the Halo thread stand allows easy access for changing spool colours. Plus you can use all types and sizes of embroidery thread spools, including the economical 5000m cones. The thread tube delivery system ensures less tangles for hassle free embroidery.

Cap frame kit included

Designed for precision and ease, these cap frames allow you to effortlessly embroider on various cap styles. Whether you're adding a logo or personalising with a monogram, the Halo-1501 Pro ensures your designs are stitched out flawlessly every time. Complete with the driver, mounting jig, two frames and featuring a simple attachment process, these cap frames are just another tool to both expand your creativity and potentially increase your profitability.

Halo-1501 15 Thread Holders

Rotating the Cap Frame

Attatching the Cap Frame

Removing the Cap Frame

OPTIONAL Magnetic Maggie Hoops

Make the hooping process quick, easy and efficient with the use of the Magnetic Maggie Hoops. With strong magnetic force for a firm grip, these hoops accommodate a variety of fabric thicknesses and ensure quick, easy setup without wrist strain. Ideal for both delicate and heavy materials, they promise a flawless embroidery experience.

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This is not included with the Halo-100 but can be purchased separately. Please contact us for more information.

Halo Pro Magnetic Hoops

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Halo-1501 Pro

Halo-1501 Pro

What's in the box?

  • Solid mobile steel stand
  • Independent bobbin winder
  • 90mm round hoop (2)
  • 120mm round hoop (2)
  • 150mm round hoop (2)
  • 580mm x 360 rectangular hoop (1)
  • Wide table support platform
  • Maintenance tool kit
  • Cap frame kit

Optional accessories

  • Magnetic frame kit
  • Multi-purpose clamp frame
  • Sock frame kit

Echidna Warranty

This machine includes a 5 year Echidna warranty.

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Halo-1501 Pro Commercial Embroidery Machine

Machine weight 100kg
Stand weight 17kg
Gross packaged weight (machine, table & accessories) 200kg
Machine with stand height 160cm
Machine only dimensions 87cm (w) x 82cm (d) x 88cm (h)
Width of machine with wide table attached 109cm
Stand only dimensions 57cm (w) x 69cm (d) x 71cm (h)
Needle number 15
Max Embroidery area 400mm x 600mm
Head number 1
Touch screen display 10inch
Maximum speed 1200 rpm
Maximum memory capacity 20,000,000 stitches, 200 designs
Machine max power consumption 150W
Languages 13
Brand Fortever
Shipping Width 1.200m
Shipping Height 0.890m
Shipping Length 1.130m
Shipping Cubic 1.206840000m3

The Halo-1501 is a high-quality 15 needle embroidery machine designed for both commercial and small business applications and is warranted under the following conditions. These conditions are in addition to other consumer rights and remedies as provided under Australian Consumer Law.

Halo-100 5 year warranty

Warranty conditions:

  • Warranty period is for 2,500* hours actual stitching time or 5 years from date of purchase, whichever comes first.
  • Regular machine servicing is required every 12 months or 500 hours, whichever comes first.
  • Machine servicing must be performed by an Echidna Sewing technician, a qualified embroidery machine technician or a person endorsed by Echidna Sewing to perform such servicing.
  • Suitable quality parts must be used when required.
  • The warranty is conditional upon the operator performing regular maintenance as recommended by Echidna Sewing.
  • Electronics will only be covered under the warranty terms provided the machine is connected to a reliable 240v power supply using a quality surge protection device approved by Echidna Sewing

Machine warranty does not include:

  • General supplies that need replacing because of normal wear and tear, including but not limited to needles, bobbins, bobbin cases, needle plates, thread trimming knives, springs, belts, etc
  • Hoops and other additional accessories
  • Consumable items such as needles, bobbins, thread
  • Normal wear and tear on all external covers
  • Damage caused by accident, misuse, neglect, improper operation or installation, natural disasters (lightning, earthquake, fire, flood)
  • Foreign matter in the machine (liquid, moisture, dirt, insect infestations)
  • Damage caused by incorrect servicing, maintenance, modification or tampering from non-approved technicians or individuals
  • Damage caused by the use of incorrect or poor-quality needles, stabilizers, threads, designs or other consumable items.
  • Damage caused by the use of non-appropriate electrical voltages
  • Warranty is void if the serial number or label has been removed

*All statistical data is recorded and easily accessible by the user. Includes actual run time and number of stitches.

Echidna Sewing Try & Buy Finance

Want to experience the Halo-1501 Pro without full financial commitment? Our "Try & Buy" payment option is the ultimate no-nonsense rental plan without any hidden surprises. If it's right for you, keep it. If it's not, simply hand it back.

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Latitude Finance
For orders over $250. Up to 60 months interest-ree available.

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Divide your purchase into four interest-free installments on orders between $30 and $1500.

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Purchases between $350 to $1,000. Interest-free always.

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Purchases between $1,000 - $5,000 from 3 months interest-free.

Buy now, pay in four installments over 6 weeks, and never pay interest. Limits start at $600.

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If none of these finance options suit you, why not use Echidna's standard layby option.

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